Carrie Fisher

Actor, Author, Screenwriter
A child of Hollywood, Carrie Fisher grew up in the shadow of scandal as the daughter of Eddie Fisher, who left her mother Debbie Reynolds for best friend Elizabeth Taylor. No stranger to scandal herself later in life ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1956 in Beverly Hills, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (117)

Maps to the Stars 2015 (Movie)

(Herself)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

Princess Leia (Actor)

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce 2014 (Tv Show)

Cameo

Legit 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Wishful Drinking 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

Sorority Row 2009 (Movie)

Mrs Crenshaw (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Deal or No Deal 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women 2008 (Movie)

Bailey Smith (Actor)

White Lightnin' 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

30 Rock 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Side Order of Life 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Lot 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Weeds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cougar Club 2006 (Movie)

Professor Goodby (Actor)

Ghost Writer 2006 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Conversations with Carrie Fisher 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Hollywood Home Movies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Smallville 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undiscovered 2005 (Movie)

Carrie (Actor)

When Star Wars Ruled the World 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack & Bobby 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stateside 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Dubois (Actor)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

Mother Superior (Actor)

Good Morning, Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Joely Fisher 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Wonderland 2003 (Movie)

Sallie Hansen (Actor)

George Lucas: Creating an Empire 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Man Talk With Carrie Fisher 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A Midsummer Night's Rave 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heartbreakers 2001 (Movie)

Ms Surpin (Actor)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

Nun (Actor)

Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

It's Like, You Know... 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

Bianca Burnette (Actor)

Sex and the City 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Moms 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Present Tense, Past Perfect 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief American Comedy Festival 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Debbie Reynolds 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Present Tense, Past Perfect 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

Claudia Curtis (Actor)

Debbie Reynolds' Movie Memories 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Fred 1991 (Movie)

Janie (Actor)

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Soapdish 1991 (Movie)

Betsy Faye Sharon (Actor)

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Hunger Chic 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Sibling Rivalry 1990 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

Sweet Revenge 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

Monica Delancy (Actor)

She's Back 1989 (Movie)

Beatrice (Actor)

The 'Burbs 1989 (Movie)

Carol Peterson (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Time Guardian 1989 (Movie)

Petra (Actor)

Two Daddies? 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Appointment With Death 1988 (Movie)

Nadine Boynton (Actor)

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Mary Brown (Actor)

George Burns Comedy Week 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

April (Actor)

Happily Ever After 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Hollywood Vice Squad 1986 (Movie)

Betty Melton (Actor)

The Man With One Red Shoe 1985 (Movie)

Paula (Actor)

Garbo Talks 1984 (Movie)

Lisa Rolfe (Actor)

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

Princess Leia (Actor)

Under the Rainbow 1981 (Movie)

Annie Clark (Actor)

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

Mystery Woman (Actor)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

Princess Leia Organa (Actor)

Mr. Mike's Mondo Video 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Come Back, Little Sheba 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Ringo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Wars 1977 (Movie)

Princess Leia Organa (Actor)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

Lorna (Actor)

Frankenstein (Movie)

(Actor)

From Here to Maternity (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Teri Garr (TV Show)

Narrator

Leave Yesterday Behind (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty (TV Show)

Actor

Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (TV Show)

Actor

Romancing the Bride (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday Drive (TV Show)

Actor

These Old Broads (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (10)

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Writer

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Roseanne 1997 (Tv Show)

Writer

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Writer

So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sister Act 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

("Postcards From the Edge") (Source Material (from novel))

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A child of Hollywood, Carrie Fisher grew up in the shadow of scandal as the daughter of Eddie Fisher, who left her mother Debbie Reynolds for best friend Elizabeth Taylor. No stranger to scandal herself later in life, Fisher was best known as Princess Leia in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" (1977), one of the biggest box office hits of all time. With a Danish pastry hairdo and white robes, Fisher's Leia endeared herself to generations of obsessive fans who flocked to the sequels "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" (1983). She tried to escape the role with memorable turns in "The Blues Brother" (1980) and "When Harry Met Sally" (1989), but was unable to break free. Meanwhile, Fisher secretly struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as bipolar disorder, which she first revealed with the semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge (1987), which was adapted into a 1990 film starring Meryl Streep. Equally discordant were her romantic affairs, which included a brief dalliance with Dan Aykroyd and a longtime relationship with singer Paul Simon, whom she married in 1983. In 2006, the self-deprecating Fisher took to the stage to poke fun at her addictions in the one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking." Though she continued to act, Fisher earned critical acclaim and industry respect for her work as an author and sought-after script doctor, all while embracing the image of Leia she once tried to avoid.

Relationships

Dan Aykroyd Actor

Companion
Met when Fisher hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) Engaged while filming "The Blues Brothers" (1980) No longer together

Albert Brooks Actor

Companion
Had on-again, off-again relationship for many years Carrie's mother Debbie Reynolds, whom Brooks directed in "Mother" (1996), used to try to convince the pair to wed, prompting her daughter's retort: "Mother, there can't be two neurotic parents!"

Joely Fisher Actor

Half-Sister
Born Oct. 29, 1967 to Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens

Eddie Fisher Actor

Father
Born Aug. 10, 1928; teen idol and one of the most popular singers of the 1950s Died Sept. 22, 2010

Todd Fisher Actor

Brother
Born Feb. 24, 1958

Tricia Leigh Fisher Actor

Half-Sister
Born Dec. 26, 1968 to Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens

Billie Fisher Lourd

Daughter
Born July 17, 1992; father, Bryan Lourd

Bryan Lourd Actor

Companion
Dated three years until Lourd left Fisher for man

Debbie Reynolds Actor

Mother
Born April 1, 1932

Paul Simon Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 16, 1983 after a five-year relationship She appeared in his music video for "Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War" (1983) Divorced July 1984 Continued dating after divorce until 1991

Connie Stevens Actor

Step-Mother
Born Aug. 8, 1938

Bob Tur Actor

Companion
Together from 2004-05

EDUCATION

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California
Dropped out to join the chorus of the Broadway revival of "Irene" (1972)

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England 1975

Milestones

2013

Made franchise return in "Star Wars: Episode VII," confirmed by George Lucas

2009

Earned Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for album Wishful Drinking

2009

Will bring her one-woman show "Wishful Drinking" to Broadway (September)

2007

Appeared in several episodes of Showtime's suburban pot comedy "Weeds," as Celia's (Elizabeth Perkins) divorce lawyer

2007

Garnered an Emmy nomination for her guest starring role on NBC's "30 Rock"

2006

Performed in a one-woman autobiographical show, "Wishful Drinking," at the Geffen Playhouse; also includes songs in the monologue

2005

Cast in "Undiscovered," a film which follows a group of aspiring entertainers trying to establish careers

2003

Appeared as Mother Superior in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

2001

Played a nun in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

2001

Wrote the teleplay for the ABC movie, "These Old Broads" starring her mother Debbie Reynolds

2000

Played an actress mistaken for Carrie Fisher in "Scream 3"

1997

Appeared as a therapist in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"

1996

Contributed column to Live magazine entitled "Travels With Billie"

1993

Published the semi-autobiographical, Delusions of Grandma

1991

Published the novel Surrender the Pink

1990

Screenwriting debut, adapted her novel for the screen, "Postcards From the Edge"

1989

Played a major supporting role in "When Harry Met Sally"

1989

Played Tom Hanks' wife in the dark comedy "The Burbs"

1987

Published first novel, Postcards From the Edge

1986

Appeared in the Woody Allen film "Hannah and her Sisters"

1983

Again played the role of Leia in "The Return of the Jedi"

1982

Assumed title role in the Broadway production of "Agnes of God"

1980

Appeared on Broadway in "Censored Scenes From King Kong"

1980

Reprised role of Princess Leia in "The Empire Strikes Back"

1977

Appeared in TV version of "Come Back, Little Sheba" (NBC)

1977

First leading film role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars"

1975

Film acting debut in "Shampoo"

1973

Made Broadway debut as chorus girl in a revival of "Irene"; starred her mother, Debbie Reynolds

1968

First appeared onstage in her mother's Las Vegas, NV act at age 12

Bonus Trivia

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Fisher suffered from manic depression for most of her life. The condition was first diagnosed when she was a teenager.

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In November 1998, Fisher entered a substance abuse clinic reportedly over problems resulting from prescription drugs for dental surgery. Fisher had previously been treated for an addiction to cocaine and for alcoholism.

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"When I was younger, I thought my mother was perfect. She was beautiful. She was funny. She was loving and kind. She could only fall from the pedestal I put her on. Having a daughter of my own made me realize what my mother had been up against while raising me." - Fisher on her mother Debbie Reynolds in Biography magazine, Spring 2004

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Fisher was hospitalized in February 2013 following a bizarre performance on board a Caribbean cruise ship. A representative for the actress claimed her on-stage breakdown was caused by bipolar disorder.

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